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William Benjamin John Davis (SinbadEV)
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Lives in Ottawa, Ontario Canada
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So... I completed the free Ruby and Ruby on Rails courses at "Code School" and realized that I'd have to pay to really go beyond the basics (though they did an excellent job on those).

So I went back to "Code Academy" (or is it "Codecademy" now?) and am now hammering through their more in depth (and practice oriented vs challenge oriented) and totally free Ruby courses.
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What do you do when you are at the office early or late and the lights go out because nobody has triggered the motion sensors in a while?

I always have this moment where I'm not sure if I should just enjoy the break from the fluorescence or move around until I trigger it... then eventually I move around because being the one who makes the lights come back makes me feel like I matter.
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I think my desk is in a sensor dead zone... I only have to move myself about a a foot in any direction and they come back.
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This one is a video... snails are quicker than I thought.
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Hmmm. Let me look around...
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Dear Lazy Web,

So a while back I tried to put some spare parts together to make a PC... It didn't work and I have up. When I power it up the fans turn on but there is no video output... What bare minimum am I missing? 
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Grumph... I feared as much... I'll try the other one in the box o parts then. 
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Family watched Box Trolls this evening (including the bonus content) and the kids decided to try some stop motion... 
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I held a camera very still and took a bunch of photos as the kids moved the figures. I put them together in Gimp but there are a dozen other ways I'm sure.
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Noticed the tulips were budding on the way to work this morning...
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Today I started learning Ruby and Ruby on Rails.

So far seems pretty straightforward.

https://www.codeschool.com/users/1609329
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Saw an honest-to-goodness snail on the way to work... then noticed another one... they were all crossing the sidewalk as if they'd all woken with the sun and decided that today they wanted to be in that grass "over there" and had only made it halfway... every few meters there was another one so finally I decided to take a picture. I also took a video but am having some difficulty with the YouTube app on my phone.

Anyways... I think this is the biggest land snail I've ever seen "in nature"... it was about as big as my first thumb joint.
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They ended up taking the whole lot for what I feel was a reasonable price and I haven't died yet so apparently getting rid of stuff DOESN'T kill you... but maybe it just takes a while...
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Wow! Good for you! But I have to admit....you sound a little sad..lots of memories, even for me!
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Perplexus Defeated! I have beaten each "level" so the next challenge is to beat all of them in order. 
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A friend of ours has 4 different versions of this maze game. I've finished one of them. They're fun!
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Wife picked up +Neil Gaiman​'s "Fortunately, the Milk" today. My 5yo found it after dinner and is on page 42 so I guess it must be good.
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I've asked him what it's about and he keeps saying "It's hard to exaplain... Milk... sort of."... so typical Neil Gaiman I guess.
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New modem...
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It's supposed to be 100 down by 10 up actually.
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Education
  • Merivale High School
  • Houghton College
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Benjie, Ben, SinbadEV
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  • cookingmama
  • Pocket Mine 2
  • RETRY
  • Bust-A-Move Islands
  • Unison League
  • Robot Unicorn Attack 2
  • Project Default Service Account
  • Timberman
  • Cut the Rope
  • Galaxy Legend
  • Battle Camp
  • Covet Fashion - The Game
  • Hoplite
  • Pocket Road Trip
  • Pocket Mine
  • Angry Birds Fight!
  • Project 9
  • MonsterStrike
  • Swing Copters
  • Where's Waldo & Friends
  • Plants vs. Zombies 2
  • Cut the Rope 2
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SinbadEV for those who know me from the Internets.
Introduction
I have a habit of saying things that aren't technically true or that are not an honest reflection of my opinions and feelings and/or changing my opinions and/or correcting my previous statements. Essentially I'm a chronic Wembler.

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Bragging rights
Saw the Gorilla, successfully crafted a Hexahexaflexagon, one time I fell to my knees and screamed "Kahn" because I'd missed my bus, have better than average balance and can see Autostereograms quicker than most people, once chugged a jar of pimentos, had my brain scanned for Science, know how to grammar good and vocabulate but often choose not to, am loud... like very loud.
Work
Occupation
Computer Operator and Customer Service
Skills
I have many but I believe my most important one is knowing how to not be a complete idiot. Depending on my level of caffeination I can also manage to not be a complete tool.
Employment
  • Operations Desk Guy, present
  • Web/Database Developement/Design
  • High Speed Internet Technical Support
  • Guy That Sold Access To Pay Showers At A Campground
  • Guy That Swept The Gym
  • Selling Freezies Off A TV Tray On My Lawn
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Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Previously
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - Houghton, New York, USA - Grant Village, Yellowstone National Park, USA
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Background - NaHaiWriMo
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Robot Unicorn Attack 2
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Take to the field and play the free, officially licensed NFL and NFLPA card collection game that provides non-stop gridiron excitement. NFL

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